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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:49 AM

Alastair Macaulay reviews the Royal Ballet:

http://www.nytimes.c...wanted=all&_r=0

Who can reconcile the contradictions of today’s Royal Ballet? At the end of last week, in a bill of six ballets by the founding choreographer Frederick Ashton (1904-88), the most conservative of mid-20th century theater masters, the dancers looked unaffected, fulfilled and marvelously contemporary. Yet in a program of George Balanchine’s “Apollo” and world premieres by Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, the two finest choreographers working internationally in ballet today, everybody applied lots of exaggerated facial expressions, as if nobody trusted the movement to speak for itself.


Q&A with Kevin O'Hare.

Q. How would you describe your leadership?
A. There’s a saying: Look at the past, but don’t stare at it. We have a history now, and a lot of this history was quite amazing. You’ve got to acknowledge that, but you can’t hang on to that. You’ve got to move forward. Yes, we want wonderful dancers, and we have great stars, but it’s about the performance of the company. If you have two people dancing brilliantly in the middle and then nobody else is doing anything around the sides, I don’t think it works.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:53 AM

Erica Prather reviews Colorado Ballet:

http://303magazine.c...olorado-ballet/

This year’s spring performance did not follow the typical play-it-safe presentation of a classic work; this time last year the company performed Peter Pan, years prior ballets such as Midsummer Night’s Dream or Romeo and Juliet. In a city like Denver, which is not New York or San Francisco with regard to dance appreciation, decisions regarding the “kid friendly” appeal of ballets is unfortunately a large part of the artistic decisions the company must make when presenting a work to the Mile High community.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

Iris Fanger reviews Jose Mateo Ballet for the Patriot Ledger:

http://www.patriotle...lshoi-ballerina

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre welcomes spring for the next few weeks, if a bit prematurely, in a program titled “How Do I Love Thee?” It features a new girl in town, Olga Malinovskaya, who hails from Russia and trained at the fabled Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Her appearances in two of the three works showed off her considerable strengths.




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